reed.co.uk Courses

Header

Adobe Illustrator Fast Track Gold Training Course - (Beginner + Intermediate + Advanced)


Docklands Media

Summary

Price
£1,530 inc VAT
Study method
Classroom
Duration
8 Days, Full-time
Qualification
No formal qualification
Additional info
  • Tutor is available to students
  • Certificate of completion available and is included in the price

Add to basket or enquire

Location & dates

Location
Address
3 Laybourne House
Admirals Way
East London
London
E149UH

Overview

Money-Back Guarantee
If you are not truly satisfied with your Adobe Illustrator training, neither are we. Let us know on the first day and we will make it right. Otherwise, we will refund 100% of your money.

Lifetime Support
Once you have completed your Illustrator course, you will have access to our email and telephone support for a lifetime. You can contact us for any questions or technical issues, related to what you’ve learned on your training course.

24-Month Free Class Retake
If you want to come back and attend this Illustrator course again to refresh your skills, you have 24 months to do so. The retake is free of charge.

Course media

Description

Illustrator Fast Track – Gold is a combination of the Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced courses. You will attend the first day of training with no or little knowledge of this powerful software and leave with all the advanced skills you need in order to start working on different types of projects right away. You will also be prepared for the prestigious Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) exam.

Introduction to Illustrator

  • Toolbox
  • Overview of the palettes
  • Control bar
  • Views
  • Preferences

Using the Selection Tools

  • Selection Tool
  • Direct Selection Tool
  • Editing selections
  • Tips and tricks

Working with Drawing Tools

  • Pen Tool
  • Adding/removing points
  • Paths
  • Pencil Tool
  • Smooth Tool
  • Reshape Tool
  • Eraser

Layout Tools

  • Working with Guides, Grids and Rulers
  • Stacking order
  • Grouping
  • Alignment and Distribution

Working with Colour

  • Colour palettes
  • Colour Terminology
  • Fill and Stroke options
  • Gradients

Typography

  • Creating and editing type
  • Typeface attributes
  • Working with paths
  • Frames

Compound Paths

  • Creating compound paths
  • Editing compound paths
  • Updating the structure

Working with Images

  • Importing images
  • Matching colour
  • Linking and Embedding

Output

  • Different file formats
  • Saving images
  • Optimising for the web

Layout

  • Object Guides
  • Smart Guides
  • Exact positioning

Shape Builder

  • Merging shapes together
  • Subtracting one shape from the other
  • Creating complex shapes

Pathfinder

  • Understanding the different modes
  • Using Pathfinder to create complex shapes

Clipping Masks

  • Using Clipping Masks
  • Advantages
  • Creating and releasing a clipping mask

Pen Tool

  • Using the Pen Tool
  • Scissors and Knife Tools
  • Average command
  • Splitting paths

Live Trace

  • Using Auto-Trace
  • Tracing options
  • Expanding a traced image
  • Recolouring artwork

Colour

  • Advanced colour modes
  • Colour palettes/swatches
  • Gradient Editor and the Colour Picker

3D Effects

  • Revolving and Rotation
  • Texture mapping
  • Using filters to change lighting

Working with Charts

  • Importing chart data
  • Formatting and customising charts
  • Working with graphs
  • Styling a graph

Symbols

  • Symbol Tools
  • Instances
  • Symbol Sprayer
  • Managing symbols

Advanced Projects

  • Creating and working on challenging projects
  • Combining multiple techniques and tools
  • Problem solving
  • Thorough deconstruction
  • Tips and tricks

Advanced Techniques

  • Multiple artboards
  • Working with templates
  • Drawing and editing complex objects
  • Pen tool – best practices
  • Blob Brush
  • Width Tool
  • Opacity and Masks
  • Advanced type features
  • Working with the Appearance Panel
  • Graphic Styles
  • Drawing in Perspective
  • Patterns

Using Live Tools

  • Using Live Colour
  • Improving the trace results
  • Custom gap closers

Setting up for Print

  • Using the Attributes panel
  • Separations panel
  • Flattener Preview
  • Print terminology

Creating Websites

  • Document setup
  • Using the Slice Tool
  • Adjusting slices with the Slice Selection Tool
  • Different slice options
  • Automated slicing
  • Save for Web

Illustrator Workflows

  • Illustrator and InDesign
  • Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Illustrator and Flash
  • Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign together
  • SVG output

Actions

  • Setting up Actions for batch processing
  • Applying actions

Adobe Certified Exam

  • What to expect on exam day and how to book
  • Sample questions
  • Practice exam
  • Results
  • Tips about the industry

Who is this course for?

Those who want to learn the fundamentals of one of the most powerful vector drawing tools out there. Our instructors will help you learn how to create and edit geometric shapes, design logos, use type, and work with colour.

Requirements

You do not need any prior knowdlege of the software, in order to attend this course. However, you should have a basic understanding of your computer’s operating system – such as launching an application, creating folders, saving files and copying them onto a different drive.

Questions and answers

Currently there are no Q&As for this course.Be the first to ask a question.

Rating and reviews

There haven't been any reviews for this course yet.

Leave a review

Modals